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Nutrition First
Because it matters.
415 State Route 34, Suite 107 Colts Neck NJ 07722
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  1. What is the difference between a dietitian and a nutritionist? A Registered Dietitian (RD) is nationally certified by the AND (Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics-formerly American Dietetic Association). An RD must:
    • have a minimum of 4 years of undergraduate education at an ADA accredited university
    • complete 900 hours of supervised practice at a hospital or medical center
    • pass the RD exam
    A nutritionist is not a licensed title, and therefore requires no specific education or training.
  2. What is a Certified Diabetes Educator? A Certified Diabetes Educator (CDE) is a health professional who has completed the rigorous requirements established by the NCBDE (National Certification Board of Diabetes Educators), including:
    • registration/licensing in a related field (such as Registered Dietitian)
    • experience teaching diabetes self-management
    • completion of a specified number of diabetes-related continuing education hours
    • passing a certification exam
  3. Do you accept insurance? We accept most insurance plans that cover nutritional therapy.  Please check with your insurance provider to see if your particular plan covers nutrition therapy for your particular diagnosis.  See Forms, Payment for Services for details.
  4. What are your hours? Hours are by appointment only. I typically try to schedule appointments between 9am and 6pm, Monday–Thursday, as well as occasional early mornings, evenings and weekends.
  5. Do you treat both adults and children? Yes, we have experience treating both adults and children, tailoring the nutrition plan appropriately for both age and diagnosis.
  6. May I bring other family members? Each visit must be focused on a single patient. However, you are encouraged to bring a family member (3 people max., including patient); a "team approach" to nutrition counseling usually leads to the best outcome for everyone.
  7. What will my first visits be like?At your first visit, we will discuss your food choices, eating behaviors, and fitness activities, including how they impact your current and future health. At the second visit, we will discuss a step-by-step plan that addresses your needs.
  8. How long should I allow for my appointment?First and second visits usually last about an hour; follow-up visits usually last about 30 minutes.
  9. What happens if I need to cancel my appointment?Simply call to reschedule; there is no additional fee if the cancellation is with more than 24 hours notice. With less than 24 hours notice, we will be happy to reschedule, but must charge you for the missed appointment.

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